Kim's Prayer

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." --2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Kim would be 41 tomorrow

We've put our house up for sale, and in the process of going through and cleaning, I found a journal I was not aware Kim was keeping. It had a list of the ten things she'd learned through her battle with cancer and was written shortly before she passed away. It is classic Kim, so I thought I'd share on the anniversary of her birthday.

10. I'm stronger than I thought I was.
9. I have more friends than I thought.
8. Even if you have the time, daytime TV is no good.
7. Not much going on is a good thing.
6. Simple things are the best.
5. Friends and family are better than losing... [can't make the rest out]
4. God has not gone away even when you don't feel Him.
3. God provides for small and large problems.
2. Prayer WORKS!
1. God is God, He can do whatever He wants.


At 6/22/2008 07:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing, Mark. Now I know why she has been on my mind...her birthday :) How are you and the kids doing with the concept of leaving the house? Y'all will be in my prayers. Hope you are having a nice summer! Tara

At 6/23/2008 04:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mark and kids,
It is great to hear from you and some wisdom from Kim. Inspiring and thought-provoking as always!Thank you for sharing this with all of us. Hope you all are having a blessed summer. Your family is never far away from my prayers.

At 6/24/2008 11:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen, Mark!
I love your phrase "Classic Kim"... she was classic in so many ways... classic Mom, classic friend, classic Christian. Like Tara, said, it's no wonder ya'll have been on my mind lately! It's her birthday and I hope she's rejoicing with my Granny in Heaven.

At 6/24/2008 03:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it Mark! Thanks for sharing with us. Hope all is well with the kids and you. I pray for you all every morning. I bet there was a heck of a party in Heaven Sunday!

At 6/25/2008 04:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!! It's Kim's Birthday and she sent us a gift. Classic Kim!!!!! Thank you for sharing this pearl with us!!


At 6/25/2008 04:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!! It's Kim's Birthday and she sent us a gift. Classic Kim!!!!! Thank you for sharing this pearl with us!!


At 6/26/2008 09:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy birthday, Kim!
Love, Karen

At 7/05/2008 05:55:00 PM, Blogger paula said...

Mark, Thanks so much for sharing that with us. Kim has also been on my mind alot lately and now I know why. There is never a bible study that goes by that I dont think about all of you. Hope the children are having a wonderful summer . Paula

At 7/27/2008 06:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such wisdom for one so young. Thank you for sharing, Mark. You and the kiddos are in our thoughts and prayers so very often. May God bless you generously as you all relocate your home to a new house.

At 7/31/2008 05:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting! I have been thinking about y'all alot. I have seen the kids a few times this summer and they are getting BIG!

Kim has really been on my mind alot lately and I decided to go to the blog today because I was looking for a scripture that I had forgotten. (loaned my book to a friend: Note to self, Get mine back and order friend her own copy!) Anyway, What a surprise to see your entry. I laughed and cried when I read it. So glad you found that and shared.

I didn't realize you were trying to move, but my Connor has a truck and muscles and would be glad to help. Take care1
Tammy McC

At 9/19/2008 09:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am thinking of your family today and sending prayers for strength and joy.

At 9/19/2008 04:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I am also thinking of your family today. Much love to the McNabbs, Greens & Blasingames!

At 9/19/2008 08:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read a daily inspirational book by Max Lucado and today's entry was on our welcome inot the glory of heaven. How appropriate for this day. Know you are loved and prayed for.

At 9/20/2008 04:03:00 PM, Blogger Suzanne Cook Schramm said...

Hi Mark and Family~

I just wanted you all to know that I was thinking about you all yesterday. I hope all is well. Tkae care and know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

At 9/21/2008 08:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in prayer for your family this week and I hope you are all doing well. Saw Jackson and Lehman outside playing in your new neighborhood today...what a beautiful home! They seemed like happy boys. Wishing you all good things in your new beginning! Tara

At 10/04/2008 10:57:00 AM, Blogger Tadd and Elizabeth said...

Mark, I read your recent article on Kim, it was a great tribute. I read it on my Mom's birthday (Oct.2-Sara Heflin)I hope you and the kids are doing well. We will all be at the Race for the Cure including Gabby and Ginger on the 11th. You and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers, it's still tough without them.
Love, Elizabeth

At 11/13/2008 10:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a day goes by without thoughts of you! I miss you so very much! Bee

At 12/21/2008 09:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. That Kim, she just keeps on inspiring!

At 2/02/2009 10:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim - you will never be forgotten- your faith is an inspiration to us all - Love Shaun

At 6/22/2009 07:06:00 AM, Blogger Marilyn said...

Happy birthday Kim! Love and miss you so much.

At 8/13/2009 01:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to drop a line and let you know I was thinking of Kim today as I was runnng at Craighead....I was thinking of this awesome weekend I just had with my high school girlfriends and all of the sudden Kim's name came to my mind. Right after that thought, "Bring the Rain" came on my ipod that I run with. I actually was running and crying and singing and thinking...."I need to cherish my weekend with my friends, because I know Kim would have loved to be doing the same thing. I think of her often in step class also.
Hope the family is all doing good. God Bless!
Becky Smith

At 9/19/2009 08:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know if you are still checking this blog much or not, but love all you McNabbs, Greens and Blasingames and thinking of you today.

At 9/22/2009 08:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kim,
I have thought of you so much lately. I miss your smile and your huge hugs! You have inspired so many people, including me, and our lives will never be the same. You would be so proud of your family - they are growing so fast! I have recently met several people who knew you from the hospital, and it did not surprise me that they teared up when they spoke about you, even two years later. I love you and thank you for all the ways you have impacted my life! Just needed to say this today for my benefit, certainly not for yours; you are praising, laughing, and singing with our Lord! Will see you when it's time. Love, A

At 4/13/2011 08:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if anyone still checks out this blog, but just wanted to say that the book still blesses me. I just started a "pray, walk, eat" club with some of my friends at Craighead on Wed. mornings and this morning I did a devotional from one of Kim's blogs...we were in tears.
I watched Oliver stuff food in his mouth at a track meet last week and I smiled thinking of how Kim would have loved it.
God Bless your family...
Becky Smith


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